H. Moser & Cie. chose a black titanium case with polished DLC finishing to protect the precious movement and dial, both made of solid gold, of the new Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Black Golden Edition, a limited edition of just 10 pieces.
The beautifully finished hand-wound HMC 341 manufacture calibre won the the Grand Prix de Genève in 2006 for its ingenious implementation of a perpetual calendar complication using the hour indices to mark the months with a small third hand shaped like an arrow. Another remarkable feature, this perpetual calendar can be adjusted forward and backward, at any time.
Set with solid gold plates and bridges, this slowly beating (18,000 vph) movement houses a Moser escapement with the Straumann Double Hairspring and two functional diamond end-stones, chosen for the clear colour they lend to the final design.
The hand-crafted fumé dial is characterised by a sunburst pattern and gold applied indexes and hands. Its colours range from a warm gold to shaded fumé tones that blend into the dark polished titanium case. The large date window with golden numerals at 3 o'clock is counter-balanced by the 7-day power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock. At 6 o'clock the off-centre seconds dial with hacking seconds function.
The H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Black Golden Edition (ref. 1341-0501) will be delivered in a luxury Macassar wooden box and will be available from July 2014 with a retail price of around Euro 65,000.